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    Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 4:57pm

Dallas County Commissioners Court Inadvertently Back Slavery Reparations for Blacks

In an unanimous vote, the commissioners voted to back reparations for blacks based on slavery, however later the commissioners said that they did not know what they were voting for, having not read the resolution.

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Commissioner John Wiley Price


Here’s something you don’t see every day.

The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted in favor of African-Americans receiving reparations for slavery on Tuesday, but didn’t quite mean to do so, the Dallas Morning News reports.

According to the news site, the resolution, written by the only black commissioner in the county, John Wiley Price was dubbed the “Juneteenth Resolution” and several other commissioners admitted to not reading up on it before they cast their vote.

However, majority did not bother to change their vote, calling it symbolic.

“I am leaving my vote the way it is,” County Judge Clay Jenkins told the Morning News. “This is the body’s expression of support for unity towards people, a recognition of Juneteenth.”

The only Republican in the court was the only one to change his vote to an abstention.

“The reason why I didn’t abstain this morning is that I had not received a copy of the resolution,” he said.

This despite the fact that Price did read the entire document allowed before all of the commissioners, who clearly were not paying attention, many on their computers or sifting through other documents, allowing the final declaration of the resolution to go unnoticed.

“The United States of America is derelict in its promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the African American people,” Price read, per the document. “Be it further resolved that the dereliction that has caused 400 years of significant… suffering to the descendants of those who have been enslaved Africans who built this country, should be satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations to same.”

Nonetheless, although the resolution is officially the county’s stance on the issue, it is non-binding, allocating no tax money to any initiative because it passed without query.

However, it does serve as a stark lesson for the commissioners.

“I want to encourage staff to make sure that all of the commissioners have the opportunity to actually read what they are voting on before that vote in the future,” Jenkins said.


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Clap I only read the 1st 5 line. 
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think of all the other sh*t they half read or don't read
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


think of all the other sh*t they half read or don't read


thats how a lot of laws in congress get passed, by slipping them in with other bills, knowing it wont get read.
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